Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Far Western NC, USA
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Thanks to those of you commenting on the ad blocking!
I'm relatively new to the site, so I didn't want to say anything. But I noticed right off that the site would load very slowly...enough to discourage me from visiting/participating in the discussion. We have a T1 line here at work and 3G at home. All other sites ran fine.
I was going to comment "me too" to this thread just a few minutes ago, but it was taking so long to load that I changed my mind (ironic, huh?). For what it's worth, I'm on the T1 line now and it was taking over 10 seconds before the page would load - which lately on this site has been the norm for me on this site. I was using Internet Explorer. So I decided to just go ahead and download Firefox, w/ adblocker, and that's what I'm using right now. It is NIGHT AND DAY difference! Now it's fast again!
I hope this doesn't send the wrong message to the hosts...we do want advertising to support the site. I think unfortunately, though, there's something about the number/complexity of advertisements that's bogging it down. If the ads get streamlined, I'd be happy to turn off the ad-blocker....